Seth Sewell (age eleven), with his great-grandmother Louise, and his father Joe after a tournament game in Longmont.
By Julie Montoya; photo courtesy of John Sewell
Seth Sewell is your typical eleven-year-old baseball player from the Colorado Force Baseball Team in Castle Rock ... but there is nothing typical about his cheering section. Since the age of six, Seth’s 100-year-old great-grandmother has attended all of his games, rooting him on from behind home base.
Louise Sewell is a beautiful 100 years young, and she wouldn’t miss a game for anything! Louise’s daughter Nancy and son-in-law John accompany Louise to every game, no matter the weather, or how far away the game is. Louise’s enthusiasm for the game is contagious saying, “I love baseball! I know more about it than the other sports…but, what I really like is to watch Seth and Joe play!”
You see, it isn’t just her great-grandson Louise comes to see ... her grandson Joe, Seth’s father, is the team’s assistant-coach. Joe, his wife Kathy, son Seth, and daughter Sage have lived in Castle Pines for fifteen years and Joe has been coaching his son’s team for the past three years. Baseball is truly a long-time family affair for the Sewells, as Joe played professional baseball for the Houston Astros in his younger years.
Although the season is coming to an end, Louise looks forward to next season, when she will once again root her grandson and great-grandson on behind home base of America’s greatest pastime.